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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 02/02/2018

New UK aid research into ‘super-crops’, being carried out by CGIAR
1 February 2018

Announcements and News

  • International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced new UK aid research into ‘super-crops’, being carried out by CGIAR – gov.uk
  • AHRC poll voted Chris Packham's Fingers in the Sparkle Jar as UK's favourite nature book - AHRC
  • Business Secretary announces £184 million investment in doctoral training - EPSRC
  • EPSRC and NIHR have announced £16m to fund 15 projects which will develop new technologies to tackle international health challenges - EPSRC
  • Wellcome Trust has launched a new, international expert group, SEDRIC (Surveillance and Epidemiology of Drug-Resistant Infections Consortium) to help transform the way countries are able to track, share and analyse information about the rise and spread of infections - Wellcome Trust
  • MRC and Wellcome Trust funded researchers have found a bacterial strain which blocks dengue and Zika virus transmission from mosquitoes - MRC
  • Government Office for Science has launched a Data Science Accelerator Programme for analysts and aspiring data scientists from across the public sector, including central and local government - Government Office for Science

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Reports and events

Other news and interesting links

  • Celebrating 70 years of global health research in The Gambia - MRC
  • 3 issues to watch in global health in 2018 - STAT
  • Three Ways the African Union Can Fight Corruption in Agriculture, and Win - Malabo Montpellier Panel
  • Working 'on the ground' to tackle diphtheria in Rohingya - LSHTM
  • Third party monitoring in volatile environments – do the benefits outweigh the risks? - 3ie
  • Emma Rosen